Beetroot Sambar

Published under: BeetrootSambar

3/4 cup tuvar dal
1 medium lime-sized ball of tamarind
2 green chillies, slit
250gms beetroot, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp sambar powder
1 tsp salt or to taste

2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida powder
1 dried red chilli, halved
1 sprig curry leaves

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

1. Wash dal and drain. Place dal in a pressure cooker with 1 1/2 cups water and cook under pressure for 5 minutes.
2. Soak tamarind in 1 1/2 cups water for 10 minutes. Extract juice and discard pulp.
3. Combine tamarind juice, green chillies, beetroot, turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt in a pan. Place pan over high heat and bring to boil. Lower heat and simmer covered for 12-15 minutes till the raw aroma of tamarind disappears and beetroot is tender.
4. Mix in dal and simmer uncovered for 5-7 minutes stirring occasionally, till well blended.
5. Heat oil for tempering in a small pan over moderate heat. Add remaining ingredients for tempering in the order given. When mustard seeds splutter, stir contents of pan into sambar.
6. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

Leave a Comment

Sign up for Weekly Recipe Updates


Cooking Calculators

Food Glossary

About Us

Awesome Cuisine offers simple and easy Authentic Indian recipes with step-by-step instructions, allowing you to cook delicious meals quickly. In addition to a wide variety of Indian dishes, we also provide global cuisine recipes like Thai, Chinese, and Vietnamese, giving you the opportunity to explore different flavors. Say goodbye to complicated recipes and ingredients – we’ve simplified the cooking process for you.

Copyright @ 2023 – All Right Reserved. Awesome Cusine

Would you like to sign up for weekly recipe updates?

You can unsubscribe at any time !



Adblock Detected

Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website.